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palak ki dal recipe /dal palak with moong dal

palak ki dal recipe /dal palak with moong dal

palak ki dal recipeGreens in our diet is of supreme importance because of its amazing vitamins,minerals and phyto nutrient goodness. Palak is a very flexible vegetable that we can make loads of recipes with it. This palak ki dal recipe is one such comforting and simple dish that can be done in a jiffy. Already I have a simple dal recipe in my blog which will be great with hot rice.Here for this palak ki dal recipe I like to have it with chapati or phulkas. Continue reading

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappuIn India and down South here dal in any form any time any day is so vital that every first serving for hot rice will be with some kind of heart warming dal with good dollop of ghee in it.I always admire Andhra cuisine for its sharp flavours and you may be knowing me as a sweet mad person till now but not to mention am a spice loving person too.Paruppu thanni/dal pani is the first introductory food that is given to a baby before introducing solid foods because these dals contains loads of protein and dietary fibres and is easy for a baby to digest. Continue reading

radish sambar south indian /Tamil Nadu style(for rice)

radish sambar south indian (for rice)/Tamil Nadu style

radish sambar south indian

There is an interesting history about “sambar”!read the below information

The following Information is from the site named History telling.wordpress.com
(Via The Story of Sambhar by Padmini Natarajan.)(click above line to the site)

“The Marathas were ruling Tanjore. Sambhoji was a great cook (the male clan members to note) and very fond of his amti with a handful of the tart kokum thrown in. In a particular season the kokum that was imported from the Maratha homeland did not reach the bare larder of the king’s kitchen. Sambhoji was cooking and the minions were shivering in their dhothis to tell him that his favourite dish could not be made that day. A smart Vidushak, who had been elected sous chef for the day, decided to solve the problem. He whispered in the king’s ears that the locals used very little tamarind pulp to gain a better sourness to the curry and that Sambhoji should experiment with this variation. Voila, the dish with the tuvar dal, vegetables, spices and the tamarind pulp was cooked and served by the king to his coterie. The court declared the dish an outstanding preparation (they had no choice with the king as Chef) and thus was born Sambhoji’s amti that in time became sambhar.” Continue reading 

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

simple dal/uppu paruppuAlmost all the Indian homes have this mandatory ingredient stocked in their pantry!its split yellow pigeon peas commonly called toor dal(thuvaram parrupu) in India.Every day Indian cooking is never complete without these lentils.In here our community in South India have a customized serving procedures!in any festivals or special functions primary serving(s) of this simple toor dal is a must then other kootu and kulambu varieties are served behind. Continue reading